AGENCY: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of
ACTION: Notice of solicitation for nominations for the National Sea
Grant Advisory Board and notice of public meeting.
SUMMARY: This notice responds to Section 209 of the Sea Grant Program
Improvement Act of 1976 (Pub. L. 94-461, 33 U.S.C. 1128), which
requires the Secretary of Commerce (Secretary) to solicit nominations
at least once a year for membership on the National Sea Grant Advisory
Board (Board), a Federal Advisory Committee that provides advice on the
implementation of the National Sea Grant College Program (NSGCP) . To
apply for membership to the Board, applicants should submit a current
resume as indicated in the Contact Information section. A cover letter
highlighting specific areas of expertise relevant to the purpose of the
Board is helpful, but not required. NOAA is an equal opportunity
This notice also sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of a
forthcoming meeting of the Board. Board members will discuss and
provide advice on the NSGCP in the areas of program evaluation,
strategic planning, education and extension, science and technology
programs, and other matters as described in the agenda found on the
National Sea Grant College Program Web site at http://seagrant.noaa.gov/WhoWeAre/Leadership/NationalSeaGrantAdvisoryBoard/UpcomingAdvisoryBoardMeetings.aspx.
DATES: Solicitation of nominations is open ended. Resumes may be sent
to the address specified at any time.
The announced meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, November 3, 2015
from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. HST and Wednesday, November 4, 2015, from
8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. HST.
Individuals Selected for Federal Advisory Committee Membership:
Upon selection and agreement to serve on the Board, you become a
Special Government Employee (SGE) of the United States Government.
According to 18 U.S.C. 202(a), an SGE is an officer or employee of an
agency who is retained, designated, appointed, or employed to perform
temporary duties, with or without compensation, not to exceed 130 days
during any period of 365 consecutive days, either on a fulltime or
intermittent basis. Please be aware that after the selection process is
complete, applicants selected to serve on the Board must complete the
following actions before they can be appointed as a Board member:
(a) Security clearance (on-line background security check process
and fingerprinting), and other applicable forms, both conducted through
NOAA Workforce Management; and (b) Confidential Financial Disclosure
Report-As an SGE, you are required to file a Confidential Financial
Disclosure Report annually to avoid involvement in a real or apparent
conflict of interest. You may find the Confidential Financial
Disclosure Report at the following Web site. http://www.oge.gov/Forms-Library/OGE-Form-4 50--Confidential-Financial-Disclosure-Report/.
Contact Information: Nominations will be accepted by email or mail.
They should be sent to the attention of Mrs. Jennifer Hinden, National
Sea Grant College Program, National Oceanic and Atmospheric
Administration, 1315 East West Highway, SSMC 3, Room 11717, Silver
Spring, Maryland 20910, or Jennifer.Hinden@noaa.gov. If you need
additional assistance, call 301-734-1088.
For any additional questions concerning the meeting, please contact
Mrs. Hinden using the contact information above.
ADDRESSES: The November meeting will be held at the Hilton Hotel
located at 2005 Kalia Road, Honolulu, HI 96815.
Status: The meeting will be open to public participation with a 15-
minute public comment period on Wednesday, November 4, 2015 at 8:45
a.m. HST. (check agenda on Web site to confirm time.)
The Board expects that public statements presented at its meetings
will not be repetitive of previously submitted verbal or written
statements. In general, each individual or group making a verbal
presentation will be limited to a total time of three (3) minutes.
Written comments should be received by Mrs. Jennifer Hinden by Friday,
October 29, 2015 to provide sufficient time for the Board review.
Written comments received after the deadline will be distributed to the
Board, but may not be reviewed prior to the meeting date. Seats will be
available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Special Accomodations: These meetings are physically accessible to
people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or
other auxiliary aids should be directed to Mrs. Jennifer Hinden using
the information under the Contact Information section by Wednesday,
October 21, 2015.